Healthy Breakfasts In a Pinch Using Amazing Superfoods

As we become increasingly health conscious, we need to look for healthy foods and ways to incorporate them into our daily routines and meals. While there is no exact scientific definition for superfoods, these nutritionally dense foods are thought to contain great health benefits and are an excellent way to boost your breakfast in a tasty and powerful way. Here are a few easy and delicious ways to make sure your day gets off to a nutritious and healthy start.

 

 

 

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is easy to add to a variety of foods, but for breakfast, oatmeal is a great base for this omega-rich, brain-boosting seed. Regular oatmeal does contain some gluten – a result of being grown in close proximity to wheat – but it is a small amount. And there are several brands of gluten-free oatmeal available.

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Just add one tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your morning bowl of hot oatmeal to get the full benefit of this superfood. Every tablespoon of flax adds a whopping eight grams of fiber, which keeps your digestive system healthy and helps with weight management. Flax also helps reduce bone loss and may help boost your immune system. All in all, this tiny seed has packs a mighty punch.

 

Hummus

When you think of bagels for breakfast, hummus is probably not the first thing that comes to mind as a substitute for cream cheese or butter. But hummus is protein rich and packed with fiber, so use two tablespoons for each half bagel, and enjoy a great-tasting and healthy breakfast.

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The main ingredient in hummus is garbanzo beans (chick peas), which are rich in protein and can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels; they are also thought to help prevent a build-up of cholesterol in blood vessels. Hummus is just as tasty on chips or celery and carrots, so choose it for your superfood snack during the day.

 

Pistachios

If you like something sweet in the morning, try spreading your toast with peanut butter or chocolate-nut spread sprinkled with chopped pistachios. These delicious nuts are rich not just in taste, but in health benefits.

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They contain cholesterol-lowering phytosterols and are a source of vitamin B6, which helps make the hemoglobin that carries oxygen through the blood stream to the cells. They also contain two carotenoids – lutein and zeaxanthin – not found in most nuts, and these carotenoids have been linked with eye health in general, and specifically, with a decrease in the risk of developing macular degeneration.

 

Berries

Berries are an excellent source of vitamin C, and they are incredibly easy and delicious to incorporate into your morning routine. One-half a cup of mashed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries) will provide more than 20 percent of your daily vitamin C needs, so use the berries to top your pancakes or waffles, or as an omelet filling if you like sweet egg dishes. And don’t forget to include berries into your superfood snacks during the day.

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Turmeric

Turmeric has gone from being considered an exotic spice to one that is used daily by many people who are trying to make healthier food choices. Just a pinch of turmeric in your eggs before you scramble them will provide cancer-fighting antioxidants and add a zingy flavor to any veggie omelet.

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There are many more superfoods and superfood recipes readily available, so do some exploring and discover the ones that best suit your lifestyle and taste buds. You’ll find that it is incredibly easy to add them into a regimen that includes making healthier food choices in your daily diet.